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Southern Union State Community College

Southern Union State Community College

Southern Union State Community College is a public, two-year college located in Wadley, Alabama. The college was established on August 12, 1993. It started with a batch of only 51 students in a single building. Southern Union State Community College offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in several areas of study like education, technical and health science. The college operates the following campuses:

  • Opelika Campus
  • Valley Campus
  • Wadley Campus

Southern Union State Community College fields men's and women's sports teams in baseball, basketball, volleyball and cross country. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations as well.

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Contacting Southern Union State Community College

Southern Union State Community College
750 Roberts St
Wadley , AL 36276
General Phone: (256) 395-2211
http://www.suscc.edu

Southern Union State Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts265liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine107EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, home health aide
Medical Support and Technology48radiation therapist, surgical tech
Mechanics and Repair48industrial electronics tech, HVAC, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Beauty and Cosmetology22cosmetology
Production Trades20upholsterer, machine shop assistant, welding, cabinetmaking
Office and Administration16administrative assistant
Therapy and Counseling16massage therapy
Engineering Technician11drafting
Family and Social Work10child care management
Business and Management10business
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science
Medical Administration0medical records tech, medical transcription
Security and Law Enforcement0fire services administration

Number of programs and degrees for Southern Union State Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Award of less than 1 academic year9421
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5318
Associate's degree43420

Southern Union State Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Southern Union State Community College had a total enrollment of 4,936 students (4,328 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 22%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 38%
20-21 23%
22-24 13%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Alabama85%
Georgia8%
State unknown5%

Southern Union State Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 46 %

Southern Union State Community College Room and Board (2007)

Southern Union State Community College offers campus housing for 460 of its 4,328 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Wadley, Alabama for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alabama Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 17 meals per week.

Southern Union State Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,490
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,454
Room and board $ 4,000
Room charge $ 1,160
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,040
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 3,025

Financial Aid:
Southern Union State Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 104000)

Southern Union State Community College Faculty

Southern Union State Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured3044
Non-tenured, but on tenure track410

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year34$51,80254$51,678
All faculty totalacademic year34$51,80254$51,678

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Southern Union State Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

SportMenWomenTotal
Total6761128
Baseball201737
Basketball32032
Track15722
All Other Sports03737

Southern Union State Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Upholstery/Upholsterer
Welding Technology/Welder

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Services Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Southern Union State Community College Highlights

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What Sets Southern Union State Community College Apart:

CategoryTrophy 
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Southern Union State Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Southern Union State Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Southern Union State Community College % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Southern Union State Community College Number of students
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 17%Southern Union State Community College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in mechanics and repair
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Southern Union State Community College % of degrees in mechanics and repair
% of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Southern Union State Community College % of degrees in beauty and cosmetology
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Southern Union State Community College % of degrees in liberal arts
Male % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Southern Union State Community College Male % of student body

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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